by Robert Lopresti
1. Scientists find cure for writer's block
this collection of photographs captured by the Google Street View cameras. Pick one at random, and write an explanation of what you are seeing, and what happened next. Extra credit: start with one photo and finish with another.
2. Word needed
3. Rube Goldberg meets John Dillinger
Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine website (and why not?) you probably missed this feature from Cracked Magazine: The Six Most Needlessly Overcomplicated Crimes Ever Planned. Reminds me of a dream I had once about breaking a man out of prison by filling a fast food restaurant with Jell-o. No, I have no idea how that was supposed to work.
4. Her Little Corner
My Little Corner. Not only intelligent commentary on the mystery field, but a great source of marketing information.
5. A glorious opportunity
Are you a member of the Short Mystery Fiction Society? Free to join. All you have to do is subscribe to the list. Join by the end of the year (that is, TODAY) and you can vote on the Derringer Award nominees in a few months. Think of the power! The glory! The chance to read some really good stories. Cheers.